Are There A Lot of Mosquitoes in Texas?

You would be surprised to know that there are about 85 species of mosquitos found in Texas. This is based on mosquito trapping and literature done by the Agricultural and Environmental Safety Unit personnel.

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What are The Types of Mosquitoes in Texas?

85 species have been identified in Texas and there are four common types of Texas mosquitos.

Aedes Aegypti (Yellow Fever Mosquito)

Yellow Fever mosquito is often found along the coasts of Texas. This is the Texas mosquito that could breed inside your home. Common breeding sites include pails, flower pot plates and trays, ornamental vases, plants, and canvas sheets. It is capable of biting anyone throughout the day. It has been known that it is the transmitter of Zika Virus and dengue fever.

Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes Albopictus)

This Texas mosquito is also known as the forest mosquito. It got its “tiger” name from its appearance with a single white strip from its head to the back. It originally came from Southeast Asia and known to bite during the daytime. Some of the diseases it carries are Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), Zika virus, West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, and Dengue fever.

image of a life cycle of a mosquito

House Mosquito (Culex)

The texas mosquito is the most-known summer pest. House mosquitoes find food by detecting body heat and exhaled carbon dioxide by humans. However, male mosquitoes only feed on plant nectars while female mosquitoes suck on human blood. This type of mosquito in Texas often breeds in still waters which include ponds, floodwaters, storm drains and water found in old tires and tree holes. They put humans at risk of getting malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, encephalitis and West Nile River – a disease that is a serious threat in the U.S. for the past few years.

Southern Mosquito (Culex Quinquefasciatus)

Also known as Culex fatigans, this is the most common type of mosquito that shares similar attributes of a house mosquito. It often hunts during the night and carries diseases such as the St.Louis Encephalitis virus and West Nile Virus.

Signs of Texas Mosquito Infestation and What Attracts Them to Your Home

stages of the mosquito

Texas mosquitos needs moist, warm climates and water to thrive. Hence, it makes the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex a haven for mosquitoes with its sub-tropic, warm climate. Here are other signs that your home is infested with mosquitoes:

● Bite marks on your skin. 

These bites could either be mild irritation to severe inflammation and swelling.

● Presence of stagnant water.

Mosquitoes are attracted to places with standing water as it’s the ideal breeding ground for female mosquitoes. And they can lay hundreds of eggs all at once!

● Flower bed or areas with damp soil.

Your yard could hold enough moisture to attract female mosquitoes and breed in that area. It will lay its nest in areas with the soft and moist ground where depression forms.

● Shaded areas in your home.

Besides stagnant water, mosquitoes also prefer to be in cold and shaded places.

● You find them hovering over your food.

As mentioned, male mosquitoes feed on plant nectars. Although this is the main source of food for male Texas mosquito, female mosquitoes also feed on them.

● You’re scratching during the middle of the night.

Mentioned before, there are mosquitoes that are night-feeders so you end up scratching at night.

What is Mosquito Season in Texas?

The mosquito season in Dallas / Fort Worth begins around March 15th and ends on April 1st. However, most of our clients ask for help with Texas mosquito control up until October 1st or when the cold weather comes.

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Mosquito Larvae and Mosquito Life Cycle

Once a mosquito hatches its eggs in water, they become mosquito larvae. All mosquitoes undergo four different stages — egg, larva, pupa and adult. Those various stages compose the life cycle of a mosquito that usually takes about a month.


Once the female mosquito feeds blood from a human, she is ready to lay her eggs in a single or side by side manner near stagnant water or damp soil. The eggs are laid forming a raft that keeps afloat in the water. In a raft, there are about 100-400 eggs laid.


One week after the eggs are hatched, they become mosquito larvae or wigglers. They look like tiny hairy worms wiggling their way inside the water. They are about ¼ inch long with a round head and an abdomen with 10 segments.

They usually live in water for about 4-14 days or even longer. It usually depends on the temperature and water surface. The larva will molt four times and grow bigger after every molt. By the last molt, it will grow about ½-inch long.


When the larva undergoes its final molt, it becomes a pupa or also called a “tumbler”. It dives and swims when the light changes hence its term. The pupa will thrive in the water for one to four days depending on the water temperature and its species.


Once it gets off its pupal casing, the adult mosquito emerges on the water surface up until its body and wings are dry. By then, the adult mosquito can fly and live for about 3-4 weeks. That is why Safe Pro Pest Control visits clients with mosquito problems every 3 weeks.

graphic illustration of mosquito life cycle

Anti-mosquito Products: To Buy or Not to Buy?

There are tons of products that offer solutions to your mosquito problems. There are tiki torches, repellants, and even body sprays. Unfortunately, those are just repellants. You’re deterring them but you’re not getting rid of them. Mosquitoes won’t die when you use them but they do stay away from you because of the smell of the products.

What Can I spray in My Yard For Mosquitoes?

Now, how about the mosquito sprays?

Those are ineffective for the main reason that they won’t be able to reach the bottom areas of the leaves and bushes. And mosquitoes live under those leaves and not on top!

The problem with most DIYers is that they’re making their own poisoning issues. Mosquito pest control experts use natural and synthetic treatments that aren’t harmful to humans but can kill mosquitoes.

On the other hand, DIYers spray and can cause cross-contamination by tracking in poison on their shoes and hands. They don’t have the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when they come in contact with those sprays, unlike pest control experts from Safe Pro Pest Control.

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Is There Any Pest Control For Mosquitoes?

Yes, there are. Kill larvae by dumping out all stagnant water in and around your home. If you can’t get rid of the standing water, larvicide can be used.

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Why Get Safe Pro Pest Control for Mosquito Pest Control?

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We Don’t Do Contracts On This Type Of Service.

We don’t force clients into staying with us, unlike most companies. If we fog and you still have a problem, we know the problem isn’t in your yard. The problem comes from your neighbor’s mosquitoes.

We’re Very Detail-Oriented!

You will find that our level of expertise and knowledge is top-notch! Our team checks all sources for mosquitoes because we know where to look for. Our years of experience also taught us to do a very thorough check and treatment for all potential sources of mosquitoes and larvae.

Experience Makes A Big Difference.

One of our clients who was amazed by how many larvae we were able to kill under one fence post. And most DIYers would never have expected to find larvae in a fence post!

Our Team Wears The Right PPE.

From the clothing and equipment, our service technicians wear special shoe protection and gear. That’s a guarantee that there’s no cross-contamination!

Our Fogging Service Is The Best And SAFE For Humans.

We have the fogging service that can penetrate inside dense bushes and under the leaves where most mosquitoes hide. And it’s totally safe for humans! The products we use are enough to kill mosquitoes and aren’t toxic to humans after it dries. After the product is dry it is safe for humans to go outside.

We Come Out On A Schedule.

If you miss out on doing the spray every 3 weeks, a whole new batch of mosquitoes will be in your home. That is something you don’t want to happen. Again, don’t worry. We know when’s the right time to come to your place and get it treated.

Our treatments include:

  • Fogging property using the best products on the market.
  • Adding larvicide to drains.
  • Dumping any standing water and making recommendations to help avoid future mosquito issues.
  • Treatment will be done every 3 weeks.
  • Warranty will be provided!
  • We will come back to retreat if mosquito issue continues every 7-10 days as needed. No additional cost or hidden fee.

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Mosquito Control Information

The earlier we start in the season to treat the better the results will be. Consistency is key.

During the appointment, please remain indoors with pets. We recommend allowing 1 hour before entering the treatment area.

Our treatments include:

-Fogging property and using the best products on the market.
-Add larvicide to drains.
-Dump any standing water and make recommendations to help avoid future mosquito

What to expect after treatment:
-Upon completion, any remaining larvae and mosquitoes will die, so there will be a noticeable improvement.
-75% of clients experience a huge improvement and love this service.
-15% of clients notice a major decrease in mosquito numbers and are satisfied.
-10% of clients notice slight to no improvement due to conducive conditions on property
and neighboring properties. Due to this, we offer a warranty on all services.
-We can minimize mosquito issues by eliminating up to 75% of the mosquito population.
Please keep in mind they are flying insects, and it will never be 100% controlled.

Examples of conducive conditions:

*Clogged gutters
*Missing caps on metal fence posts
*Flower pot bases with standing water, bird baths, or anything that collects water
*Knots in trees
*Grading of yard not allowing water to drain properly
*Buckets left upright
*French drains not draining properly
*Lakes,ponds, and creeks

A few tips and tricks to help prevent mosquito issues:

*Clean gutters yearly
*Make sure gutters drain properly
*Make sure all metal fence posts have caps
*Avoid over watering yard and flower pots
*Address drainage issues that cause standing water
*Remove anything that can possibly hold water from yard
*Keep the lawn maintained, trees and shrubs trimmed and brush removed.
*Chlorinate swimming pools, saunas, and hot tubs

We strongly recommend our mosquito treatment every three weeks for best results.

If you’ve got more questions on mosquitoes, check out our FAQs here:

1. Are there a lot of mosquitoes in Texas?

Yes, 85 species have been identified in Texas.

2. What types of mosquitoes are in Texas?

There are four common types of mosquitoes found in Texas namely the Aedes aegypti, Asian Tiger Mosquito, House Mosquito and the Southern Mosquito.

3. What is mosquito season in Texas?

The mosquito season in Dallas/ Fort Worth begins around March 15th and ends on April 1.

4. How do you stop mosquitoes from biting you in Texas?

Most experts advise the application of mosquito repellant regularly.

5. What can I spray in my yard for mosquitoes?

Mosquito pest control experts use natural and synthetic treatments that aren’t harmful to humans but can kill mosquitoes.

6. Is there any pest control for mosquitoes?

Yes, there are. Kill larvae by dumping out all stagnant water in your home. If you can’t get rid of the standing water, larvicide can be used.

7. Which of the following diseases are transmitted through mosquito bites?

Some of the diseases mosquitoes carry are Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), Zika virus, West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, and Dengue fever.

8. How to get rid of mosquitoes inside the house?

Safe Pro Pest Control provides larvicide and dumping water on all treatments. We kill larvae by dumping out standing water. If we can’t dump the water like in fence posts - where water can accumulate, heavy pots, drains, and other areas, we put larvicide. We put in areas we can’t dump water as well.

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